In a brand-new series from IDW Publishing, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin universe gets a sequel storyline with new Turtles debuting.
The world of the The Last Ronin is returning, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ dark future is getting an all-new series serving as a sequel to the wildly popular comic book. In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years from IDW Publishing, the comic will be a prequel to the recently concluded Last Ronin series while also setting up an all-new generation of Turtles.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin by Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Tom Waltz, Esaus & Isaac Ecorza, and Ben Bishop was an epic storyline following the harrowing adventures of the last Turtle as he took his final stand against The Foot Clan. Michelangelo joined forces with April O’Neil and Casey Jones Jr. in the dark future to take down Oroku Hiroto and stop the evil ninja organization once and for all. The series ended dramatically, with Mikey beating Hiroto but succumbing to his injuries from the battle. However, The Last Ronin story isn’t over, as a new prequel comic will dive deeper into Michelangelo’s transformation while introducing a new team of Turtles.
This week, IDW Publishing revealed (via io9) more details about the new TMNT prequel series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years. The new miniseries will showcase the final days of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and take a deeper dive into Michelangelo’s guilt and transformation into the Last Ronin. The story will also flash forward to the present, where Casey Jones Jr. raises the next generation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out the preview pages for the miniseries below.
TMNT Has Teased The New Turtles Already
While seeing Michelangelo dealing with his guilt and trekking back to his home to begin the final fight against Hiroto will be interesting, the most fascinating part of the tease is Casey Jones Jr training the next generation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. At the end of The Last Ronin’s original series, Casey Jr. was seen helping create the next generations of Turtles, and in Lost Years, it’s possible we’ll see the new mutated Heroes in a Half Shell in action. Check out the full preview for the new miniseries.
Readers who are eager to see what happened to Michelangelo before he joined April and Casey before their final fight against the Foot Clan and also excited to meet the next generation of Turtles, the new miniseries will provide plenty of new reveals and answers. The next generation of Turtles arrives in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin – Lost Years #1 by Kevin Eastman, Tom Waltz, Ben Bishop, and SL Gallant from IDW Publishing arrives in comic book stores on January 25, 2023.